Trending Sources

“Are Search and Social ousting L&D?”

Jane Hart

Rank Results of […]. Social learning

The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context

John Hagel

We live in a world of ever more change and choice , a world where we have far more opportunity than ever to achieve our potential. That kind of world is enormously exciting, and full of options. But it is also highly disorienting, threatening to overwhelm us with sensory and mental overload.  Content versus context. Examples of narratives.

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The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search

Ross Dawson

One of the many topics I discussed was the rise of contextual search. The current greatest focus in using context in search is location.

Grimmelman non search neutrality

David Weinberger

James Grimmelmann, whose writing on the Google Books settlement I’ve found helpful, has written an article about the incoherence of the concept of “search neutrality&# — “the idea that search engines should be legally required to exercise some form of even-handed treatment of the websites they rank. &# (He blogs about it here.)

40% of the search traffic to is because of the term ‘facebook’

Dan Pontefract

The graphic below illustrates the top 30 terms used in various search engines like Duck Duck Go, Yahoo! (do Click to enlarge. 40%!!!

The search for a genetic killer

Mind Hacks

The medical examiner for the Sandy Hook shooting has requested a genetic analysis of killer Adam Lanza. His appeal also relied upon this angle.

The evolution of search will refine the spectrum of quality in media

Ross Dawson

Search is not getting better, or it certainly seems that way. How it relates to contextual search. The impact on content farms.

Search Inside Yourself with Chade-Meng Tan

Dan Pink

” As part of that mission, he developed a personal growth curriculum at Google called “Search Inside Yourself.” That is all.

In search of invisible violence

Mind Hacks

Then about a minute in the run, slightly off to the side, [researchers] Chabris and Simons had three students stage a fight. Link to NPR report.

The search for the terrorist ‘type’

Mind Hacks

BBC World Service has an excellent radio documentary on the history and practice of terrorist profiling. Crucially, it looks at how the practice developed over time and how it’s been affected by the ‘war on terror’ For decades researchers, academics and psychologists have wanted to know what kind of person becomes a terrorist.

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Tony Karrer

My intent here is to possibly expand the options for the average knowledge worker to be able to search a bit better than they do today. Search.

Reduce Searching Start Talking

Tony Karrer

The research would seem to suggest that it's more than just an uneasy feeling after searching, but the reality is that you likely are missing things. The bottom line is to reduce the amount of time you spend search and spend more time talking. They figured that, surely, accessing more knowledge must be helpful, right?

Searching for the Alzheimer’s key

Mind Hacks

The project was featured in The New York Times last year and we also covered some of the background to the research at the time.

Who forces Google to remove search results because of copyright claims?

David Weinberger

Tayob, Google has released data on which organizations request certain search results be suppressed because of copyright issues. million URLs from Google’s search results. million copyright takedowns for search… and here we are in just May of 2012, and they’re already processing over 1.2 BPI at number five.

[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about ” she asks. NOTE: Live-blogging.

Full-text searching Harvard Library

David Weinberger

Harvard is digitizing many of them, but as of now you cannot do a full text search of them. You can do full-text searches of them.

Kids Search

Tony Karrer

The most recent aha is the learning associated with kids search behavior.

Search matchups

David Weinberger

Tags: google search bing wolframalpha

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Bring in the serendipity dial – for search, music and beyond

Ross Dawson

to introduce a serendipity dial.). Source: Click on the image for a very large size version including artist names.

Conversation Searches

Tony Karrer

What are Conversation Searches? During those presentations, I'll mention what are sometimes called "vanity searches." These searches look for any mention of your name, company, URLs across blogs and other sites. So, I think of these searches as conversation searches, not vanity searches.


[internet librarian] Search tools

David Weinberger

Gary Price from Infodocket is moderating a panel on what’s new in search. The first speaker is from , which he says “is thought of as the third search engine” in the US market. ” When you search for “kate spade” you get authenticated Kate Spade fashion stuff. NOTE: Live-blogging.

Search Pidgin

David Weinberger

Search engines are easier because they have already trained us how to talk to them. We eventually learn that quoting a phrase searches for exactly that phrase. Google has enough dominance in the market that its syntax influences other search engines. and questions marks or not. Or does this already exist?

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Similar Site Search reads one site’s tags and proceeds to find sites like it. Of course, I could always do this.

Searching The "Small Here"

Steven Berlin Johnson

Search doesn't yet reflect those shifting definitions of where we are, the true radius of our interest. Or you can search an entire city.

Twitter Search #myonlineorigins

Nancy White

So I was tickled to be led to Twitter / Search – #myonlineorigins. What are your online origins? Photo Credit: quapan.

Searching for news media that support

David Weinberger

I just posted a tiny little site — even uglier than usual — that lets you search for a particular news media site. Thanks to a suggestion from Dan Brickley, it’s using a custom search engine from Google. One of the parameters permitted by custom search engines is to only return items that are one of’s types. (I’m

Who searches for "knowledge jobs" says A LOT

Nine Shift

Who searches for the term "knowledge jobs" says a lot about where economic prosperity will reside in the United States. Yes, yes it does.

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Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

Twitter as a search engine. But I never really conceptualized it as search. First, I searched for something for me. is right!

Visual Aids for Search

Harold Jarche

Just when you think you know what you’re doing on the Web, along comes another tool. Radical New Innovation at Search!

Steven Berlin Johnson

» Radical New Innovation at Search! Forgot to mention that we finally restored search to Please try again.

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

We can look to theories, i.e., this ‘should’ work; or we can look to data. Here is what happened with BP, or Enron, or the 111th Congress.

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ReTweet relativity

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? - That is relatively easy. Is it the same or very similar tweet, and the ReTweets there within seconds? Any of them human? Klout.

Meatware based search

Euen Semple

Contextual colour and human interpretation trump technology based search every time. One the most powerful uses of the large forum we had within the BBC was as a way of finding information. Interesting to see people talking of Twitter as a Google killer in this context

Google Blog Search Problems

Tony Karrer

I rely pretty heavily on Google Blog Search to help me find people who are citing blog posts of mine so that I can see that kind of conversation. Unfortunately, it looks like Google Blog Search has decided that they will now include the entire contents of the web page rather than just the contents of the RSS feed.


Rapid eLearning Search [Stupid Google Results]

Tony Karrer

I did a search for rapid eLearning and the following is a screen shot showing the results with arrows added for one that I really don’t understand.

The REAL real time search

Doc Searls

Blog search is mighty thin in Wikipedia. While “real time&# is heating up as a topic, real time search seems to have fallen off the radar of everybody other than itself. It begins, Web search, real-time search and social search. Here’s IceRocket on real time search as a string. Always was.

Design for Search

Tony Karrer

Most of our activity is looking up information, so the most common use case is search, evaluate, keep, organize. The rest search and get straight there. Interesting post by Donald Clark that points to a BCC article - Web users 'getting more selfish'. Hardly selfish really. We don't want fluff. In 1999 this figure stood at 60%.

Free book on search interfaces

David Weinberger

flamenco ) , has written a a definitive book on user interfaces to search engines. Tags: search google user_interfaces everything_is_miscellaneous Berkeley’s Marti Hearst , who was way ahead of everyone else in faceted classification (e.g., And it’s up on the Web for free, if that’s the way you roll. Thanks, Marti!

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Open source search result clustering

David Weinberger

That was the search engine that did an amazing job of dynamically clustering search results into folders based on their topic or area. BTW, Northern Light is still around, although not for public Web searching. Tags: everything_is_miscellaneous search carrot2 northern_light Remember Northern Light ?

Doc Searls Weblog · Getting out of Live Search hell

Doc Searls

But afterwards her PC ran slower, and now insists on trying to run Live Search, no matter what, when she runs Internet Explorer. So we gave up.